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5 Ways to Prepare your Preschooler for School: Tips from a Teacher

Well, it’s finally here: the cozy cloisters of preschool life are closing while the bright lights of primary school flick on. Your little one is about to begin an incredibly rewarding adventure, and you want to ensure they walk into their first classroom with confidence and excitement. So how can we best prepare our preschoolers for this transition and give them the best chance to succeed in their learning?  Having been a primary school teacher for over 10 years now, I’ve seen a great variety of students walk through my door, some prepared for school and some not. Let me tell you – it makes the world of difference being in the former camp, for both student and parent! To...

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5 tried and tested steps for families to plan their week during self-isolation

Feeling like you’re home life is out of balance? Everyone’s weekly routine and daily schedule have been forced to change thanks to COVID-19 and self-isolation. Suddenly the kids are at home, work has completely changed, and household budgeting has got a whole lot more complicated. It’s normal to feel confused and frustrated, but it’s time to take back control! Nows the time to take stock of what’s important, enjoy the little things in life, and make the most out of what you’ve got.  But how best to this? Say ‘I got this’ to the COVID-19 and start planning and organising your life to meet the new challenges. Why plan while in isolation? Creating a game-plan for daily and weekly tasks...

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Best ways to get organised: our top 10 tips for the new year

For the majority of us, our bodies tense up, our minds run into chaos, and that sinking feeling over overwhelm starts to creep in.  Before you make yourself feel like a total mess, we want to let you into a little secret: highly organised people aren’t in fact the boring creatures you thought they were… they’ve just created habits that help them stay on top of their game, even when the tough gets tough! From forward planning and writing things down, to getting rid of unnecessary clutter and systemising your routine, read on for Lou Hammer from One Day P.A’s top 10 essential habits that will help you live a more organised life.   Write it down It sounds simple, and that’s...

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My Family Planner: A new, eco-friendly planner that donates to charity

Modern magnetised calendars with sleek designs – allowing families to organise their days and meals with ease. Originally published in September 2019 by Holidays with Kids Raise your hands if you have an office drawer overflowing with notepads and pens or a fridge covered in random reminders and event invites? Sometimes the everyday gets away from us all and it feels impossible to find the time to stay organised. But never fear … Debora Schultz has designed an eco-friendly solution that also donates to charity.  Proud mother of three, former foster carer, celebrity stylist and advocate for children’s safety, Debora Schultz was saddened to learn that two million children are sold into slavery every year. Schultz decided to turn her...

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